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  • Artist(s): Kid Congo Powers, Mark Cisneros, Ron Miller
  • Summary: This is the first full-length release from garage/psychedelic rock band Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds since 2016's La Arana Es la Vida.
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  1. Record Collector
    Jun 12, 2024
    80
    One of 2024's evocatively cool finest. [Jun 2024, p.102]
  2. Apr 26, 2024
    80
    The slow crawl through the nightmarish "Murder of Sunrise" doesn't need to be 17 minutes long, but otherwise, That Delicious Vice finds Kid Congo Powers going from strength to strength as a frontman, and holds a special place in his stellar resumé.
  3. Uncut
    Apr 26, 2024
    80
    An album that has bite and snarl but also a wonderfully woozy and unfurling sense of groove. [Jun 2024, p.36]
  4. Mojo
    Apr 26, 2024
    80
    While the brilliant closing Murder Of Sunrise delivers a suspenseful 18 minutes of menace via shimmering cymbals, speaker hum and fathoms-deep bass lines. There's beauty here too. [Jun 2024, p.86]
  5. May 2, 2024
    70
    The album’s first half is its best half, a rollicking set of surf/rockabilly/garage rock ragers, all tied loosely to Powers’ awakening to gayness, to underground music, to drugs and to a very alternative lifestyle. .... After that, things get slow and weird and, honestly, a little dull, though there are spooky, mystical, reverb shrouded moments in “The Smoke Is the Ghost.”
  6. Classic Rock Magazine
    May 24, 2024
    70
    Though neither Pierce nor Interior vocally, his twang's the thang: brooding, epic, immense. [Jul 2024, p.82]
  7. Apr 26, 2024
    60
    Moving in a lot of directions, That Delicious Vice proves that Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds are willing to experiment with sound and scope to deliver their tunes, even if not all their outings are successful.